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One Day Trip to Nikko – Visiting Wonderful Shrines and Temples

by Takeshi
(5) Reviews
8h $ 271 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Toshogu Shrine – Richly colored buildings and elaborate engravings
  • Futarasan Shrine – The shrine revering Mount Nantai as an object of worship
  • Rinnoji Temple Taiyu-in – Mausoleum of the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

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Overview

Nikko is located about 125 kilometers north of Tokyo and makes a good one-day trip from Tokyo.
It will take about two hours from Tokyo with a limited express. It is a home to world heritage sites including Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, and Rinnoji Temple.
We will visit Nikko by public transportation and walk around the sacred area surrounded by beautiful nature.

What to Expect

Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s. So, we will visit not only temples but also shrines and will experience Nikko’s natural beauty. The main highlight of the tour is the Toshogu Shrine which is dedicated to the deified spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate. The shrine has a lot of traditional structures featuring lavish and exquisite carvings in colors. We will see some famous animal decorative ornaments such as Three Wise Monkeys and The Sleeping Cat or “Nemuri Neko”.

This tour presents an example itinerary for you. However, I can re-arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
(An example itinerary)
8:00am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Tobu Asakusa Station.
09:00am
Departing for Nikko by express train from Tobu Asakusa Station.
11:00am
Arrive at Tobu Nikko Station and get on a bus bound for Nikko World Heritage area.
(We can have lunch at a restaurant near the station.)
11:30am
Arrive at Nikko World Heritage area.
We will visit major sites such as Toshogu Shrine, Futara-san Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple.
(We can take a rest at a café in the area.)
We will see Shinkyo Bridge nearby.
03:00pm
Walk down a street in Nikko Town leading to Tobu Nikko Station.
We can drop in at a shop, café and restaurant on the street.
04:00pm
At Tobu Nikko Station or JR Nikko Station, the tour ends.
I will help you buy a ticket to Tokyo.
If you are going back to your hotel, I will get on the same train with you to Tokyo.

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Highlights

  • Toshogu Shrine – Richly colored buildings and elaborate engravings
  • Futarasan Shrine – The shrine revering Mount Nantai as an object of worship
  • Rinnoji Temple Taiyu-in – Mausoleum of the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

Important

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
This tour does not cover Lake Chuzenji and around.
We may have to change the itinerary depending on the weather and traffic conditions.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Train fare(you and guide): JPY3000/person/one-way,
Bus fare (you and guide): JPY500/person
Admission fee(you and guide): JPY2200/person,
Meals (you and guide): JPY1500 to JPY2000/person
Return train fare to Tobu Asakusa station (guide): JPY2800
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Tobu Asakusa Station
Ending Point
At Tobu Nikko Station, or JR Nikko Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 5 )
Excellent
2 months ago |   by J

“ Thank you Takeshi! ”

Takeshi guided our clients in Nagano. He made excellent sightseeing suggestions and was always eager to answers questions to help plan the afternoon tour. Our clients enjoyed the tour and we would use his services again in the future.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Evelyn

“ Review of Takeshi ”

Excellent guide, was a pleasure spending the day with him.

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Minnie

“ Nagano highlights plus Matsumoto ”

Mr Toni Takeshi is a seasoned guide who is very friendly and resourceful. He brought us around Nagano and to Masumoto and managed to cover the highlights for the day. He even found a very good ramen restaurant Ippudo for my kids who wanted to eat ramen that day. We all enjoyed the tour and the lunch very much. Big Thank you to Mr Takeshi.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Michael

“ Excellent guide covering Nagano area ”

Tikeshi was very knowledgeable and made for a very fun day around Nagano. His English is excellent and he was very flexible around my schedule. His insight and conversation made for a great trip. He developed a schedule and then let me stay as long as I needed. He also included an extra sake stop at my request. He was fun and friendly and made my trip great!

Excellent
9 months ago |   by Claudia

“ Excellent guide! ”

Very gentle, knowledgeable person. We had a very nice day in Nagano.

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